Position Summary: Princeton University has a full-time postdoctoral or more senior research associate position in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in the areas of the epidemiology of meningococcal disease and carriage and the direct and indirect effects of meningococcal vaccines. The postdoc will work on the sponsored research-funded project, "Antibody persistence following conjugate meningococcal serogroup A vaccination in Mali." The aim of the study is to assess the impact of the newly-developed MenAfriVac meningococcal meningitis vaccine in the African meningitis belt and to investigate the epidemiology, natural history, and transmission dynamics of bacterial meningitis in this setting.
The postdoc will be responsible for statistical analyses and statistical modeling of empirical data collected from field sites in Bamako, Mali. Potential applicants should be trained in applied statistical methods and capable of designing, conducting, and validating statistical analyses. Additional responsibilities include conducting literature reviews on relevant topics and developing a reference literature library, developing and pursuing additional, related research questions, managing various data sets related to the project, and drafting manuscripts.
The appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal based on funding and satisfactory performance. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and benefits are included.
Applicants should apply online at https://jobs.princeton.edu and include a curriculum vitae, a two-page research statement describing background and experience, and a cover letter that includes names and contact information of three references.
Essential Qualifications: Candidates are required to have a PhD in epidemiology, biostatistics, statistics, biology or a related, quantitative field. Proficiency in STATA, SAS, R, or another statistical program and demonstrated data analysis experience is also required.
Preferred Qualifications: Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organization skills and ability to work independently is desired. Interest in infectious diseases, vaccines, immunology, epidemiology, biostatistics, global health or related areas is helpful. Written and spoken French language proficiency a plus.
Education Required: Doctorate Degree
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.